February 3, 1874
It is always a mistake to be plain-spoken.
Very likely education does not make very much difference.
In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal.
A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.
Do you know because I tell you so, or do you know, do you know.
The difference between saints, forget-me-nots, and mountains, have to, have to, have to at a time.
There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.
Name any name and then remember everybody you ever knew who bore that name. Are they all alike. I think so.
Once more I can climb about and remind you that a woman in this epoch does the important literary thinking.
The earth is the earth as a peasant sees it, the world is the world as a duchess sees it, and anyway a duchess would be nothing if the earth was not there as the peasant sees it.
Just as everybody has the vote including women, I think children should, because as a child is conscious of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.